• AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Adventures, Competition, Consumerism, Doing Things, Funny Ha Ha, Opinion Piece, Pretty Pictures, Product Review, Shopping


    In which I review Sticky9 – a service for printing your Instagram pictures. I even have some to give away!

    InstagramI love Instagram. Ok, anyone looking closely at the above screenshot of my Instagram profile will see that I only have 100 followers but I don’t Instagram my pictures for attention. I do it because all those pretty filters make my photography skills look half decent. Which, when I look back on the collection, makes me remember my life fondly, as if I really am wandering around with an X-Pro tint all over my trees and flowers.

    Remember photo albums? Actual, hold-in-your-hands photo albums? Remember Jessops? Remember friends getting back from holidays and having to feign interest in their holiday snaps while they leant over your shoulder telling you what you were looking at?

    Those days are dead.

    But new days are alive, times change, and that’s okay. I actually like looking through people’s pictures now, on Facebook and Instagram. I feel disappointed when people get back from holidays or weddings and don’t upload an album for me to stalk. I like surreptitiously looking through my friend’s pictures in my own time, at my own speed, without a voiceover. My own speed being super fast, because they are not in the room so I don’t have to pretend I’m looking at anything more than how thin or fat they got on holiday or what wedding dress the bride went for.

    I do miss photographs though, as in, the ones you hold in your hands, not the pixelated images on your computer screen. We printed our wedding pictures into an album. I like knowing there is a cherished album for me to save come a house fire. You know, after I’ve saved my computer.

    Now, you can print your Instagram pictures, aka, the best pictures you’ve ever taken. Sticky9’s service allows you to print off a choice selection of your Instagram pictures ON MAGNETS for your fridge, or other metal goods that you might want to stick pictures to. I went for my fridge. We really wanted a blue fridge for our new kitchen and thanks to Ebay, found this one cheap as chips. It’s a Smeg, yes, but it’s secondhand, so affordable.


    A picture of my fridge adorned with pictures of my Instagram pictures, put back through Instagram for a second time. Whoa! My mind is going to implode!

    I love it. I’ve never actually loved a fridge before. And now my lovely fridge tells a tale or nine.

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    Some pumpkins up at the local farm shop. Made 94% more arty by Instagram’s Mayfair filter.

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    Beardface painting our floorboards grey because we ran out of money and couldn’t afford to sand the buggers.

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    Some Virginia Creeper last autumn. The beautiful red tones of autumn – nature’s compensation for summer being over.

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    A road sign I saw in San Francisco. Touched my heart.

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    Me and my three day old goddaughter. I’m not good with kids but this one has taken to me. She’s the best part of a year old now and has still never cried in my arms. And for that, she gets to inherit all my worldly goods.

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    Two of my best mates ever, a brunette and a ginger, having a moment. There is so much love in this picture it makes me want to cry.

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    Robert Redford the Chicken, checking out what’s what by a tree. She had a busy day of checking what’s going on over here, and over there, and over there.

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    Our first ever candle lit dinner in the new house. I say that like we regularly have candle lit dinners. We don’t. Gaz doesn’t really like candles. I know – it’s a wonder we can even be in the same room: candles rock.

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    The America’s Cup: A billionaire’s game. We’re not billionaires, but we certainly took advantage of all the free tea.

    I realise what I’ve done here is lean over your shoulder and explain what each picture is – exactly what we don’t miss about photo albums circa 1999. But of all my 109 instagram pictures, these mean the most to me. My nine most wonderful Instagrammed memories.

    I’ve teamed up with Sticky9 to give away some magnets (with your own Instagram pics on, not mine. You don’t have to put a picture of my chicken on your fridge. I’ll save that for another competition.) All you have to do is a) have an Instagram account and b) comment below. Sticky9 will choose someone at random who will be the lucky recipient of the free pack. (Shipping worldwide!)

    P.S Sticky9 also print your pictures onto pants. Just saying.

    Sticky Pants


7 Responses to Photos. In 3D

  • Stacy wrote on April 18, 2014 at 8:07 //

    Oh wow, the pants!

  • elena wrote on April 18, 2014 at 11:11 //

    love this! Am in the process of downsizing, am discovering: those old photos and photo albums take up a lot of space! Reverting to photo boxes, but yes, keeping the wedding album. And a few magnets. For the fridge. Love your blue one btw. Keep up the great work with your blog! Greetings from across the pond.

  • Amy Rowland wrote on April 18, 2014 at 10:27 //

    SO. I’d like your fridge. And I’d like these magnets please!

  • Tammi wrote on April 19, 2014 at 5:49 //

    That’s made me wish I’d done a lot more instagramming in the past, something I must now rectify swiftly. I’m on it, I’m on it! I also need a fridge.

  • Katy wrote on April 19, 2014 at 9:57 //

    Robert Redford chicken pants, please.

  • Emma is the Green wrote on April 19, 2014 at 1:17 //

    Robyn brought the magnets from this company, They were great until she went to stick them on her fridge, which turns out to be an internal fridge integrated into her kitchen, meaning it has A WOODEN DOOR….Game over

  • Jacky wrote on April 20, 2014 at 1:07 //

    Would love to get my favourite Instagram moments immortalised too :)


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